WATCH: Homelessness On The Rise - How Do we Eradicate it?
The number of homeless people in Scotland is on the rise – figures from Shelter Scotland show homeless applications rose in 2017, the first increase in 9 years.
The Scottish Government published its ending homelessness & rough sleeping action plan on 27 November. The plan aims to “achieve a fundamental shift to rapid rehousing”, yet campaigners argue more should be done to address the issue now.
'Damning': New study finds 38 children a day were made homeless in 2017-18
New analysis from Shelter Scotland shows the true scale of child homelessness, the health impact of being homelessness and the increasing length of time living in temporary housing across Scotland
NEW RESEARCH has found that 38 children a day were made homeless over the last fiscal year across Scotland.
The analysis published by Shelter Scotland found that in 2017-2018, just over 14,000 children were living in temporary accommodation – equivalent to six or seven children in every school across Scotland.
Trainers collected to help Glasgow's homeless at anti-discrimination football tournament
The Invisibles homeless charity held an appeal at the Green Brigade anti-discrimination tournament
A GLASWEGIAN community action group held their annual drive collecting used trainers for the homeless on Saturday and were delighted to receive over two hundred pairs.
Two-thirds of Scots fear talking to a rough sleeper, research reveals
Research from Street Soccer Scotland found the two-thirds of Scots are in fear of talking to someone who is sleeping rough
NEW RESEARCH has found that that two-thirds of Scots say that they would never stop to speak to a homeless person in the street.
Findings from Street Soccer Scotland revealed that 41 per cent of people were ‘in fear’ of stopping to speak to rough sleepers.
Theatre group lands £3,000 in funding to help homeless people be heard
Raised Voices, a creative writing and drama group for people with experience of homelessness, speak to CommonSpace about their uphill climb
“Finding myself without a home was like arriving in a deep, dark hole,” says Raised Voices member Colin Brown.
Fresh figures highlight link between mental ill health and homelessness
Data reveals that more 3,500 people made homeless last year had experienced mental health problems
NEW FIGURES have suggested that mental health problems were a contributing factor for almost a fifth of people who were made homeless in the last year .
Data revealed from Scottish Labour showed that in 2015-2016, just over 3,500 people across Scotland said that the reason they were not in secure accommodation was because of mental health issues, compared to just over 3,000 people who said the same in 2007.
Pictures: #GlasgowsShame signs appear across city in outcry against homelessness
Campaign continues after death of Glasgow man
SIGNS decrying homelessness as Glasgow’s shame have appeared across the city this morning as a campaign against rough-sleeping in the city continues to pick-up pace.
Signs have been photographed by Glaswegians at the city chambers, Glasgow green, near Charing Cross, on bridges across the Clyde and near Govan Hill in the south side as well as numerous other sites.